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Arch Jelley, Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit 31 Dec 2020.

Renown athletics coach and admininstrator Arch Jelley has been made Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in today's New Year's Queen's Honours list.

While he has spent most of his life in Auckland, Arch lived in Wellington for a number of years in the 1950s. While here he ran for Olympic Harriers and was our club captain in 1956.

His older brother Charlie also ran for Olympic, and was club captain for six years in the 1950s/60s, and was made a life member in 1966.

 
 

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